California Governor Jerry Brown granted 59 pardons on March 25, including two pardons for Wallin & Klarich clients.
Gov. Brown traditionally issues pardons around the major Christian holidays Easter and Christmas. This year, the Governor’s Office announced 59 pardons on Good Friday, two days before Easter.
Two of the people pardoned by Gov. Brown were clients of Wallin & Klarich.
One Wallin & Klarich client was sentenced for the crime of possession of a controlled substance in 1993. Since completing his sentence in 1996, “he has lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character, and conducted himself as a law-abiding citizen,” according to the pardon issued by Gov. Brown.
Additionally, Wallin & Klarich helped a client previously convicted of transporting or selling a controlled substance obtain a pardon. According to the pardon signed by Gov. Brown, our client, who completed his sentence in 1985, “has paid his debt to society and earned a full and unconditional pardon.”
Receiving a pardon will allow our client to restore his legal right to own, possess, and keep a firearm under California Penal Code Section 4854.
Both of these individuals had previously obtained a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which acts as an automatic application for a governor’s pardon.
Thanks to the help of our experienced post-conviction attorneys, these individuals will no longer have to deal with the life-long effects of their criminal convictions. Their pardons will serve as public record that these individuals have been forgiven for their past transgressions.
Gov. Brown has now granted 742 pardons since taking office in 2011. Previous governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis and Pete Wilson issued a combined 28 pardons across 20 years in office.
The Best Time to Apply for a Governor’s Pardon is Now
If your criminal conviction is ruining your life, you should consider applying for a governor’s pardon. With Gov. Brown currently in office, there has never been a better time to apply. You need to act now.
Wallin & Klarich has been successfully helping our clients with post-conviction matters for more than 30 years. Call our offices today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.